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How about planting bamboo extensively along the banks of the Yamuna to sequester the carbon from Delhi’s vehicle emissions? 


How about planting bamboo extensively along the banks of the Yamuna to sequester the carbon from Delhi’s vehicle emissions? According to the World Bank, India’s per person emission of carbon dioxide was 1,730 kg a year in 2014. Another website says this has risen to 1,900 kg in 2016. Bharathi Namby, a scientist, says it will take just five bamboo plants a year to make an Indian carbon-neutral, because each of them absorbs about 400 kg of CO2 a year.To Read More...>

Beema Bamboo to absorb toxin in Philippines

Dr. Eduardo Janairo (2nd from left), Regional Director of Department of Health-Mimaropa, and Marinduque Gov. Carmencita Reyes (2nd from right) lead the ceremonial ribbon cutting on the launching of the Carbon Neutral Garden and Oxygen Park at Marinduque State College, Boach on Oct. 3, 2017. With them are Imelda Diaz (left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Marinduque and Dr. Merian Catajay-Mani (right) of MSC. (PNA photo by Ben Briones)/LOR


BOAC, Marinduque – A Beema bamboo nursery was opened at the Marinduque State College (MSC) here Tuesday to propagate this type of bamboo tree that would help absorb toxic substances left by the Marcopper mining disaster in Marinduque province back in 1996. To read more



Boac, Marinduque - A Beema bamboo nursery was opened at the Marinduque State College (MSC) grounds here the other day to help absorb toxic substances from the Marcopper mining disaster in 1996. To read more

By Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce and PNA Boac, Marinduque - A Beema bamboo nursery was opened at the Marinduque State College (MSC) grounds here the other day to help absorb toxic substances from the Marcopper mining disaster in 1996. To read more



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Making Chennai green again

Greenwish Foundation plans to plant 80 lakh Beema bamboo saplings in the city

Greenwish Foundation holds a tree plantation drive in which 80 lakh Beema bamboo saplings will be planted across the city. The foundation aims to make Chennai a carbon neutral metropolitan city by 2020. (Read More)


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Aiming to make Chennai a carbon neutral metropolitan city by 2020, Greenwish Foundation is planning to plant 80 lakh Beema bamboo saplings across the metropolis.

According to N Barathi, Advisory member for the Governments of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Tripura, for Bamboo Development, “Beema bamboo is a wonder plant as it takes only 24 months to grow.”(Read More)





New wound-dressing material made from bamboo plants

Bamboo was chosen for the research as it grows faster and has longest internode segment.
Plants are the natural largest source of cellulose, but are largely unexplored in such biomedical applications. (Photo: Pixabay)
Plants are the natural largest source of cellulose, but are largely unexplored in such biomedical applications.
New Delhi: Scientists have developed a novel compound made of bamboo cellulose and silver nanoparticles that can better treat skin injuries, an advance which may lead to films and ointments for wound-healing dressing materials with antibacterial properties. 


Current wound-dressing materials have drawbacks such as foul smell, low porosity and poor-healing capacity. Some are even toxic to biological cells. "An effective wound healing or a dressing material is needed that can cater moist environment to wound, prevent microbial infection and can be readily removed from the wound site without causing much pain," Sudesh Kumar, a scientist at Centre of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing in Punjab told PTI. (Read More)



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Beema bamboo for Cleaner air
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

Nature is a mysterious phenomenon, not even scientists can explain it! Like the wind or the blowing that embraces one's body it cannot be explained other than referring to it simply as 'nature'! Nature itself is a cosmic theme, which goes beyond fathoms of religious, intellectual, scientific and human levels of understanding or proving: it simply exists and does wonders. One of the spectacles of nature is the emergent of millions of herbs and trees, apart from other phenomena, for the benefit of man and animals on this planet.
India is regarded as a mine of spiritualisms. Indians recognise three particular plants or trees as holy. Hindus and Buddhists consider the Bo tree as sacred from the time Prince Gautama sat in deep meditation under a Bo tree prior to his enlightenment and became Buddha. Scientifically it is known to have anti-inflammatory and immuno modulatory properties. Second type of plant is the Tulsi or the Indian Holy Basil, which is treated as a venerated herb having medicinal properties. The third important tree is the Bamboo tree, which grows in two varieties, wild bamboo and Beema, the latter having a superior clone, which has been identified as an eco-friendly to generate biomass energy.Read More


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CHHOTA BHEEMA IS GROWING AT A FIELD NEAR YOU

The Bheema bamboo planted on the Infosys campus is growing at a fast clip
The first tissue-cultured variety of bamboo, Bheema, has not only caught the eye of farmers, but also big corporate firms and governments. This variety of bamboo is not only lucrative for farmers but also environment friendly, producing four times the oxygen produced by a tree its size. Infosys has a 30-acre grove of Bheema bamboo on its yet-to-be-ready Sarjapur campus. Also, under a scheme called 'My bamboo, my oxygen', transporting firm Bhageerathi Travels is planning to give away tissue-cultured bamboo to school children.

Prof BL Chidananda of the College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, who has a missionary zeal towards promoting the Bheema bamboo, calls it the "real money plant". "If you are worried about climate change, grow bamboo. If you are a farmer and want sustained income, grow bamboo. A 1,000-cluster, tissue-cultured Bheema bamboo can be planted over an acre. Harvesting can start in three years," he says.Read More

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

India-based green energy firm launches a Dendro power project in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Sustainable Green Energy (Pvt) Ltd, a Sri Lankan company headed by an Indian entrepreneur, has launched its ambitious industrial venture of going green with a bamboo cultivation project in the North last week. The company has laid the foundation stone for the factory site of the Dendro power project with an investment of US$20 million in a 2000-acre land in Kaththarsinnakulam in Vavuniya District under the patronage of Agriculture Minister Duminda Diassanayake , and Deputy Minister of Irrigation Vasantha Senanayake. The company will bring down the required power generator and machinery from Germany and France, he said.
He said that his company Sustainable Green Energy (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of Aakash Groups, is promoting the cultivation of Beema Bamboo to be used as bio mass to generate electricity. This eco-friendly bamboo material can help the rural poor, generate income and employment opportunities for them and provide electricity to households in Vavuniya. The Project scope entails the cultivation of Beema bamboo in Sri-Lanka. It will be continued from North to South and East to West. Harvest of this plantation will be used for the “DENDRO power project” as row material. Also the plantation could supply to other boilers requirements Island wide, Chairman and Managing Director of the company, Read More


DINAKARAN published in SriLanka

The news about upcoming project on Bio-Power generation using Bamboo in Vavuniya,Sri Lanka

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உயிரியல் மின்சக்தி மூலம், 10 மெகா வாற் மின்சக்தியை தேசிய மின்சார வழங்கலில் இணைக்கும் நோக்குடனும், பிரதேசத்திற்கான  மின்தேவையை பூர்த்தி செய்யும் நோக்குடனும் வவுனியாவின் காத்தார் சின்னக்குளத்தில் உயிரியல் மின்னிலையம் ஒன்று அமைக்கப்படவுள்ளது.
அமெரிக் டொல்ர் 17 மில்லியன் செலவில் மேற்கொள்ளப்படவுள்ள இத்திட்டத்திற்கான அடிக்கல் நேற்றைய தினம் (23) காத்தார் சின்னக்குளத்தில் நடப்பட்டது. மேலும் படிக்க


THE ECONOMIC TIMES

Infosys grows greener by planting 32,000 Beema/Bheema bamboo trees 

Infosys is seeking the expertise of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and IIT-Bombay, to understand the commercial viability of growing bamboo, the plantation of which it has raised on a 35-acre plantation in Bengaluru's Sarjapur.
The software giant has grown about 32,000 bamboo trees of Bheema variety, supplied by N Barathi, an agri-scientist and founder of Growmore Biotech, based at Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Many farmer groups, government officials, and university scholars have visited our bamboo plantation, he added. According to Barathi, bamboo can be used for making paper, furniture, ethanol and other valueadded products. Gasification of bamboo will produce power as a main product and charcoal as a byproduct. The charcoal can be used for water purification purposes as well as fuel in thermal plants. Barathi said he discovered the variety (later named by him as Bheema) in the Northeast region in 2002, and found that it grows well in South India. Read More..



THE SUNDAY TIMES
Beema Bamboo based Power Project in Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

India-based green energy firm gets green light for bamboo venture in Vavuniya

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Sustainable Green Energy (Pvt) Ltd, a Sri Lankan company headed by an Indian entrepreneur, has received the green-light from the government to launch its ambitious industrial venture of going green with a bamboo cultivation project in the North.The company has already started a massive bamboo cultivation and Dendro power project with an investment of US$20 million in a 2000-acre land in Nedunkulam, Vavuniya.
The project components include policy framework, bamboo tissue reproduction, setting up of plantations, plantation operation, transfer of bamboo processing technology to Sri Lanka and pelletising.
This bio mass energy plantation will supply inputs (bamboo wood chips) for a 10 MW Dendro power project in Vavuniya and the company will subsequently set up a factory to manufacture innovative products using bamboo as a new raw material, Chairman and Managing Director of the company, S. Ramasubramanian told the Business Times.The decision to set up the new Dendro Power plant was taken considering the Government’s initiative towards renewable energy and encouragement for greater private sector participation in power generation. The company will bring down the required power generator and machinery from Germany and France, he said. He said that his company Sustainable Green Energy (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of Aakash Groups, is promoting the cultivation of Beema Bamboo to be used as bio mass to generate electricity.
This eco-friendly bamboo material can help the rural poor, generate income and employment opportunities for them and provide electricity to households in Vavuniya. Read more...

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The Hindu: Business Line
The Hosur-based Growmore Biotech has developed a bamboo variety called Beema that is rich in biomass yields.

The high-yielding clone is thorn-less, thick-walled, non-flowering and responsive to field management practice.Readmore

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS
IT GIANT "INFOSYS" plants BEEMA Bamboo to set free from Carbon footprint
While enough has been written in the media about Sustainable Technologies & Environment Projects’ work on converting waste to fuel—Parikh describes his shredding tyres and plastic bags to get gas as a big abracadabra moment in the STEPS lab—Infosys is working on commercial level scaling up. Another experiment being scaled up involves ‘beema’ bamboo which, Parikh’s calculations show, can power much of village India and at a really small cost. Beema bamboo, it appears, sequesters more carbon than any other type of bamboo, so even put one branch in a gasifier every day, and that’s enough to power one rural household’s basic energy needs. Now do the CSR maths. A company like Infosys will need to spend R160 crore each year on CSR. Since each beema bamboo has 10 stems, a family needs 40 bamboo trees to power it for a yearReadMore

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THE HINDU: BAMBOO POWER


Bamboo has also found a new use i.e., as an extremely rich source of biomass for supply to power generation companies. Since bamboo grows at a fast rate, often 18 inches in the span of 24 hours, power units look at bamboo growing farmers for supply of biomass. A noted name in the field is Growmore Biotech based at Hosur. Set up by cloning scientist  N. Barathi, the company has cloned a specialised breed which it has named ‘Beema Bamboo’. According to Mr. Barathi, Growmore has so far supplied 20 lakh saplings of this variety to various farms in the North-East, Maharashtra and the four South Indian States. Beema Bamboo can yield five to eight tonnes of biomass an acre annually while the average yield for any Indian variety is 0.57 tonnes a year.ReadMore


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